Albuquerque's finest detective and New Mexico/Arizona Book Award-winning series.
Everyone has secrets. Some more deadly than others.
When the ninth young girl falls into the clutches of a serial killer, Albuquerque Detective David Temeke faces a race against time to save her life.
The Duke City Police Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders, but when a lead detective is killed, they are confronted by the work of an elusive serial killer with a twisted obsession with the number nine. Since the suspect is incarcerated in the state's high-security penitentiary, Unit Commander Hackett is faced with a dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.
Detective Temeke and his new partner, Malin Santiago are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of New Mexico's Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. They must unravel the mysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he finds his next victim.
Introducing Albuquerque Detective David Temeke, The 9th Hour is the first in an unputdownable crime thriller series. Think Luther in the world of Breaking Bad and toss in a little Scandi-thriller in the vein of Jo Nesbo, and you'll enjoy this unique detective novel.
Watch out for more from Detective Temeke and Malin Santiago:
1. THE 9TH HOUR
2. NIGHT EYES
3. PAST RITES
4. DEAD COLD
5. EASY PREY
6. SILENT ADMIRER
What people are saying about THE 9TH HOUR:
' Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely un-put-down-able!' Booklinks
'I was glued to this book...a truly gripping and, at times, terrifying story.' - Loma Colorado Librarian
'Tense action and complex psychological motivation is woven into a wonderfully satisfying novel.' ~ Kristin Gleeson - NY Times/USA Today Bestselling Author of the Celtic Knot Series
'An intense, superbly crafted reading experience. I guarantee you'll go on reading well past the ninth hour.' ~ Jim Pingelly, Kingdom Writing Solutions
'Despite - or because of - knowing so many writers, I still feel the magic when a book comes out that makes the hairs on my arm tingle because I think it's GOOD. If you like modern detectives, think Ian Rankin set in New Mexico, you'll love this.' - 13th Sign Publishing.
"Gripping, innovative, brutal. This is crime fiction with a serrated edge and a brilliant sheen." ~ Marco Storey, author and speaker